"The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea."

World Health Organization (WHO)

If a person only has one of these symptoms, or doesn't even have any symptoms, is it still possible to have the virus?

  • @Dave Liu I don't see the point in making such massive edits to a question. If you want to ask what you're asking (by your massive), why don't you ask separately. The OP might not care about your question, and it's also unclear to me why they should get upvotes for your question, when what they asked was clearly an off-topic personal health/help question. – Fizz Apr 2 '20 at 1:16
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    @Fizz The intention of their question falls under this general question, which could benefit many people who have a similar question. OP wanted to know specifically for themself, but this question could help a lot of people. In consideration of SE's brainless new policy that weights question up-votes as much as answer up-votes though, I agree we shouldn't be giving people credit they don't deserve. You're right, but I'd rather people get access to helpful info right now regardless of how they come about it. – Dave Liu Apr 2 '20 at 2:58
  • @DaveLiu: I should mention that I've already raised this on meta... although admittedly that may have been an overreaction on my behalf. On some other SE sites, massive editing of someone else's posts is frowned upon. – Fizz Apr 2 '20 at 3:02
  • @Fizz I see, it's been awhile since I've contributed, so that's good a good reminder. Thanks for the heads-up. Oh, but I guess specifically for medicalsciences.SE, I try to hand-hold people a little bit, and be more lenient to encourage participation since teaching people to contribute could be a good investment over time, but again I agree with you, shouldn't waste too much time/energy on people who show no effort. – Dave Liu Apr 2 '20 at 3:04